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Garrett Grigsby, Executive Director | garrett.grigsby [at]
Garrett Grigsby serves as Executive Director of CCIH. Garrett has been an affiliate member of CCIH in his capacity with Grigsby Government Relations Associates, LLC, a government relations consulting firm serving Christian international development and relief agencies. Garrett began his career in international development in 1991 on the staff of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee. As Deputy Staff Director, he was responsible for oversight of all U.S. Government foreign assistance programs, including USAID. He co-wrote and/or oversaw passage of a number of seminal legislative initiatives, including authorization of the first international HIV/AIDS initiatives, the International Religious Freedom Act, Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act, and the reauthorization of numerous U.S. foreign assistance programs.
Garrett joined USAID in 2002 as Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance. In 2006, he was appointed Director of USAID’s Center of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and was a key member of the State Department-USAID team that promoted and launched the New Partners Initiative program, the Administration’s signature effort to bring into the funding process organizations new to the Federal Government’s effort to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS. Garrett has consulted for Christian non-profits to assist efforts to expand their work overseas and strengthen relationships with the federal government. 
Emily Boccia, Member Relations Coordinator | emily.boccia [at]
Emily Boccia serves as the Member Relations Coordinator.  Emily’s primary responsibility is to support the members and the membership function of CCIH. Most recently, Emily has been hard at work raising her three kids, but she has an extensive background in customer support and customer service.
In addition, she has worked in the health and fitness industry for 20 years. She earned her BS from East Carolina University. She is very excited to be in a role that combines her passion for total body well being, with her Christian beliefs. 
Mona Bormet, Program Director | mona.bormet [at]
Mona Bormet, MPH serves as Program Director for CCIH, currently managing four grants focused on family planning and reproductive health. Mona organizes and implements CCIH’s annual conference and advocacy day, in addition to hill briefings and CCIH’s involvement in global health coalitions. Previously, Mona served as Advocacy Program Specialist for the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum where she focused on national policy efforts to improve data collection and analysis for Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander populations, efforts to collect and share individual’s health care stories in the policy arena, and facilitated advocacy trainings. Mona has an MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health and a BS from Illinois State University.
Randall Cook, Operations Officer | randall.cook [at]
Randall Cook serves as Operations Officer. Randall has responsibility for accounting and financial reporting and membership services. Most recently, Randall taught business courses at Washington Bible College in Lanham, Md. and also served as director of operations at the college. He has worked as a business and financial administrator in previous positions and his background includes extensive information technology experience.
Randall has a Master in Business Administration from the University of Cambridge in England, a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Columbia International University in South Carolina and a Bachelors in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kathy Erb, Communications Manager | kathy.erb [at]
Kathy Erb serves as Communications Manager for CCIH. She manages the organization's website, social media efforts, newsletter and media relations efforts. She also supports CCIH's grant-funded efforts to raise awareness of the importance of global health programs. Kathy began working with CCIH in 2012 on a series of outreach pieces to communicate the positive impact of family planning programs on the health of women, children and families.
Before joining the staff at CCIH, she worked with IMA World Health on the development of sermon guides to help spiritual leaders in developing nations communicate healthy practices to their communities. Kathy has an MBA from the University of Maryland and a BA from the University of Virginia. 
 Kathryn Parker, Project Coordinator  | kathryn.parker [at] 
Kathryn Parker joined the staff of CCIH in February 2017 as Project Coordinator to support the organization's grants focused on different aspects of international family planning and nutrition/food security: advocacy in the US (through university engagement), advocacy in Africa, and engaging religious leaders in family planning. Most recently, Kathryn spent 10 years on staff at The Fall Church Anglican in the Discipleship and Outreach Department. She worked primarily with the outreach and mission programs, both locally and globally.
Prior to that, she worked in Washington, DC on Capitol Hill both in a Congressional office and in grassroots and advocacy with a trade organization. Kathryn earned her BA in Political Science from Rhodes College and her MA in Spiritual and Pastoral Care from Loyola University.  She is excited to be in a role where she will be able to draw from both of her degrees, and each of her previous work experiences.  
Ray Martin, Executive Director Emeritus | martinrs [at]
Ray Martin serves as Executive Director Emeritus for Christian Connections for International Health. He served as Executive Director from 2000 to 2014. He has 45 years experience as an international development and public health specialist managing the design, implementation and evaluation of large health and population programs. In a 25-year career with USAID, he was chief of the Health, Population, and Nutrition offices in Zaire, Pakistan, and Cameroon.He also served in Ghana and Morocco with USAID. From 1992 he worked several years on African programs as a public health specialist at the World Bank. 
Ray Martin's international career began as a Mennonite volunteer in community development in Somalia and in refugee development in Tanzania. He has a B.A. in economics from Goshen College, Indiana, an MPH degree from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health. He is fluent in French. In October 2012, Ray Martin received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association and in September 2013, he received the Johns Hopkins University Knowledge for the World award for alumni who exemplify the Johns Hopkins tradition of excellence. 


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